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El Huacatay

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Peruvian, South American
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Urubamba, Peru
+84 201790 / +84 9676876
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place was highly recommended by a family friend in Lima so we decided to try it when staying in the Sacred Valley. It's located on a generic side street and you step in to a beautiful courtyard where you can see into the kitchen and are greeted by the friendly staff. My boyfriend ordered the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place was highly recommended by a family friend in Lima so we decided to try it when staying in the Sacred Valley. It's located on a generic side street and you step in to a beautiful courtyard where you can see into the kitchen and are greeted by the friendly staff. My boyfriend ordered the trout which was amazing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

El Huacatay is a traditional Peruvian restaurant which serves traditional diches. Our tour group was treated to rest traditional Pachamanca dinner. They cook everything in clay pots and all the courses are layered in the pot. Dishes included potatoes, sweet potatoes, chicken, plantains, lima beans, green beans, pineapples. Several sauces accompanied the meal. Were also served a Pisco sour (very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I went here one night and absolutely loved it! The atmosphere is very nice and the food is fantastic! I ordered trout and he ordered beef. We were very happy with the service.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had lunch here after spending the morning at Ollantaytambo. It was near our hotel, Tambo del Inka - about a five to ten minute walk but you need directions as it is down a side street. We ate under shade in the garden which is really pretty and relaxing. We each had a pisco sour, then shared a duck... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very nice lunch in a lovely garden. The food is really good. Great discovery in Urubamba. It is a hidden place where you can enjoy a lunch below trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant was highly recommended by the travel books as well as the hotel we were staying at. We really enjoyed all of the dishes that we ordered. I had the Alpaca Lasagna which was delicious. Good prices considering the high quality of the food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We tried this restaurant based on the TripAdvisor reviews and a recommendation from the concierge at our hotel (Belmond Rio Sagrado). We ordered the gnocchi (best dish we had) and sweet potato ravioli. Service was good, but neither of the entrees were anything special. They certainly weren't terrible, but I guess we just expected more based on the positive reviews.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A great find tucked away in the back streets of Urubamba, and a welcome deviation from hotel food. Friendly and efficient staff ( speak good English), and a menu which is funky by combining a variety of cuisines. We had the coconut shrimp in a mango salsa followed by a main dish of alpaca in a balsamic dressing with aubergine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I had the good fortune to take a cooking class from Pio at the restaurant. It was a delightful day, the food was amazing, the atmosphere charming, and we also went to the market with him. We came back for dinner the next night and it was wonderful. This is such a unique place, if you are in this area,... More 

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Lima Region, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great little restaurant. We were very pleased with the food but felt rushed to order and there were no desserts left.

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Additional Information about El Huacatay

Address: Urubamba, Peru
Phone Number: +84 201790 / +84 9676876
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Urubamba
Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Urubamba, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Urubamba
  • Phone Number: +84 201790 / +84 9676876

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

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